The road to compete withdrawal from drugs is faced with many challenges and relapsing is one of it. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.
Even if you are completely committed to stay drug-free and work tirelessly toward that goal, the risk of relapsing is real and can become a reality.
Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.
National Institute on Drug Abuse pegs relapse around 40% to 60% among recovering patients.
Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. A better plan to complete rehabilitation can be formulated when one search intensively for the main determinant of the regression.
Relapse And The Reasons For It
Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. No fewer than 50 percent of recovering addicts experience a momentary lapse of reason and consume alcohol or drugs once again.
You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.
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Below are some red flags to note:
If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
Regression is more probable when there is no strong devotion to maintaining abstinence for a prolonged duration.
In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
You must attend each and every session of personal or group therapy or support group meetings, besides taking professional help for any psychological conditions, like depression.
Not Having A Support System
Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
Having a support group comprising of others during the recovery is vital.
Join support groups consisting of other recovering and fully-recovered addicts, participate in positive, healthy activities like meditation classes, and seek help and support from your loved ones.
Blatant Lack of Determination to Quit
In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
It is quite easy for someone to go back to drinking ways if they were not committed to the being sober in the first place.
Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
It always helps to have a plan or a roadmap on how to go about daily when you will have left rehab and make the transition.
Sabotaging sobriety is not difficult, but it is crucial to understand that matters like dysfunctional family dynamics, toxic friendship, social isolation and unhealthy daily routines can all affect the sobriety of an individual.
You can keep up being sober if you identify these tempting factors.
In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.
More stress is placed on some treatment options like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with high yielding results when used with those with thought disorder, when rehabilitation is done again. Artistry and songs can be used in treatment, resting techniques; exercises and horse psychotherapy are among the additional treatments.
The primary objective would be to determine whether you are required to rehab once again. If it was an isolated incident, and you have a commitment never to let it happen again you may not be required to go back to an inpatient facility.
It should be imperative that your sole focus when undergoing rehabilitation post-relapse is only your total recovery. Admission into conducive surroundings where one can be held responsible and answerable, in the initial periods when one is more prone to regression, is the finest choice. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.
Receiving The Best Assistance You Need
Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. There are different support groups and rehab facilities offering different approaches of being sober and you can check in with one that fits you perfectly.